The Miller in Eighteenth Century Virginia

The Miller in Eighteenth Century Virginia

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Grinding grain is one of the oldest of human chores but the construction of wind and water mills removed it from hard labor of humans and animals. Colonial Williamsburg's reconstructed Robertson's Windmill (qabout a simple a machine as one could devise, q) is faithfully and fully described, as are all aspects of the miller's craft.Thomas K. Ford, Horace J. Sheely. consumptionaquot; in most instances meant literally that. The typical plantation, an almost self-sufficient community in many ways, raised wheat enough for the ownera#39;s family ... Wind-Mills, and the Indian invention of pounding Hommony in Mortars burnt in the Stump of a Tree, with a Log, for aanbsp;...

Title:The Miller in Eighteenth Century Virginia
Author: Thomas K. Ford, Horace J. Sheely
Publisher:Colonial Williamsburg - 1958-02-01

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